Three Skincare Ingredients You Might Also Be Eating | Northern Beaches Review

SWEET OIL: Vatea is no stranger to extracting ingredients from outback Australia, celebrating the country’s history of natural medicine. Photo: Supplied

Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of your skincare packaging and thought it was more like a list of recipes?

With naturally-sourced options now the norm, here are some of the foods you’re likely to find in your bathroom.

1. Avocado oil has been used for centuries for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Its ability to stimulate collagen production makes it the most special of all natural oils and its high levels of oleic acid allow the nutrients found in avocado and other natural oils to be absorbed deep into the skin.

The oil is derived from the pulp of the fruit and contains carotene, protein, lecithin and fatty acids.

It is also rich in vitamins A, D and E, which help moisturize the skin and protect it from harmful UV rays.

TO TRY: Australian made natural skincare brand,Tropicology contains up to 25% pure avocado oil in each product, delivering concentrated and effective performance to improve the health of your skin.

2. Almond flour is often used in baking as an alternative to traditional wheat flour. But it can also be used to help remove dead skin.

TO TRY: The Shard of Vatea Ddeep pore cleansing mask is packed with gentle exfoliating almond flour to help leave your skin looking healthy and glowing.

It also contains the mineral zeolite to remove excess oils and toxins from the skin, and willow bark (a natural salicylic acid) to soften and smooth.

3. Do you struggle with dry, dull hair? Sweet almond oil can help restore shine and movement to your locks.

While the oil from this versatile little nut is fabulous as a salad dressing, it’s also great for glossing and hydrating your hair, while protecting your strands from future damage.

TO TRY: A claim not made by many products, sweet almond oil in We do/’s Protect Balm can be used on hair and lips.

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